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SEWGA announces upgrade plans for Sharjah utilities

Project includes the development of new distribution stations and upgrades and modifications were made to several existing systems

The Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority (SEWGA) has announced it is working on a plan to boost the efficiency of the power grid and improve its performance. The move aims to ensure the stability and continuity of the power supply across the emirate.

According to a statement from SEWGA, the plan also focuses on cutting power failures and responding to the continuous increase in power consumption and expected loads. The firm said that work on 157 new 11kV distribution stations have been completed in addition to replacement of equipment and spare parts in 111 stations. Additionally, 26 stations have been upgraded in seven key areas in Sharjah, while old grids were modified in 23 areas.

Chairman Dr Rashid Al Leem said the authority pays close attention to developing grids and continuing comprehensive development processes in all regions within Sharjah.

“We are taking all efforts to implement the directives of HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah for providing high-quality infrastructure and development to the emirate’s residents, and raising the efficiency of power distribution serving development requirements, while achieving sustainable development,” Al Leem noted.

SEWGA continues to work on completing the plan to develop the transmission and distribution network and building electrical substations as per global sustainablity standards, he added.

He explained, “The plan aims at realising the aspirations of Sharjah residents in carrying out projects that strengthen the modern infrastructure, to keep pace with growth, development and prosperity in Sharjah, providing the finest services and improving the quality of life, as well as supporting economic and urban growth.”

The utility firm carried out a comprehensive development of the power grids in a several key areas of Sharjah in cooperation with major international and local companies, he concluded.

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